Analysis of the effectiveness of the advanced training program "Rehabilitation of children with autism spectrum disorder"

Authors

  • Lyazzat Kosherbayeva Suleyman Demirel University
  • Laura Kozhageldiyeva "SDU University"
  • Sandugash Kurmanalina Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University
  • Kastytis Šmigelskas Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Keywords:

autism spectrum disorders, rehabilitation population, primary care, physicians, Kazakhstan

Abstract

The growth of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world requires a review of the provision of assistance to them in all areas, where multidisciplinary assistance should be provided. A systematic review found that clinicians have limited capacity to care for people with ASD and that specialized autism education programs need to be developed.
The purpose of this study is to analysis of the effectiveness of the training program "Rehabilitation of children with autism spectrum disorder" for primary healthcare specialists.
Methods. At the first stage, a multidisciplinary team was created, and the content course was discussed based on the competences that are of need at the primary care level specialists. As a result of the discussion, a professional development program (here in after referred to as the Program) was developed for two credits (60 hours). To study the effectiveness of the Program on the final day, feedback was received from listeners using QR codes, anonymously. For a more in-depth analysis, interviews were conducted with various primary care specialists who participated in the Program.
Results. 9 participants of the training program completed the survey, of which 3 had less than 5 years of work experience; from 6-10 years -1; and more than 10 years - 5. All participants gave the highest score in assessing the presentation material; productivity, usefulness and relevance of the work done.
Conclusions. The advanced training course for primary care specialists allowed us to identify further directions for improving the program. The feedback received about the program indicates the quality of the product, which was developed directly by a multidisciplinary team. It is necessary to continue work in this area with a larger coverage of program participants.

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Author Biographies

Lyazzat Kosherbayeva, Suleyman Demirel University

Team Lead of the Project

Laura Kozhageldiyeva, "SDU University"

Senior Researcher

Sandugash Kurmanalina, Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University

PhD-student

Kastytis Šmigelskas , Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Professor

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2024-03-30

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